Rumors about OS X (macOS) 10.12: Everything we know about Apple's next major update

Over the past few years, Apple has shifted to the annual OS X release cycle. Just as with iOS, Apple does a modest but

noticeable changes in Mac OS to improveits functionality. While El Capitan has become faster and more stable, along with new multitasking features, minor changes and features.

Expected this year at WWDC Applewill introduce OS X 10.12, code-named Fuji, along with the new versions of iOS, tvOS and watchOS. Thanks to some leaks, we have an idea of ​​what to expect in the next version of OS X.

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macOS

As expected, for marketing purposes, Apple is going to rename OS X to macOS. This decision was made in accordance with the names of other operating systems of the company - iOS, tvsOS and watchOS.

Siri

More than three years after Appleintroduced Siri, they are finally ready to add their virtual assistant in OS X. Integrating Siri with OS X will be the main feature of OS X 10.12. The leak also provided the public with a Siri menu icon. As expected with the release of iOS 10, Siri will become more powerful and smart, so its integration should be useful for OS X, as this could potentially simplify some tasks.

The virtual assistant is likely to be calledusing a key combination, from the notification center or from the dock. While the virtual call of the assistant using the keyword (Hay, Siri), as on iOS, will most likely work only on the new MacBooks.

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Improved Photo App

Like iOS 10, the Photos app in OS X 10.12 will also receive some significant improvements. The update will bring such changes as the ability to add text to photos, crop them, edit EXIF ​​and much more. Currently, the Photo app in OS X is pretty straightforward, so this will be a welcome improvement, given that Apple has stopped updating iPhoto and Aperture.

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Fast and feature-rich Safari browser

With every release of OS X, Apple speeds upwork, and also improves the efficiency of Safari and the next version of OS X will not be an exception. While speed and power are improving every time, Apple should also add support for new standards in Safari - an area where the browser is very slow compared to Chrome and Firefox.

Unlock Mac computers using Touch ID

As expected in OS X 10.12, the use of low-power Bluetooth, will allow users to unlock Mac computers using their TouchID iPhones. The feature will work in the same way that MacID works, which allows iPhone owners to unlock their Macs simply by checking their fingerprint on the iPhone.

When released

The first beta version of OS X 10.12 should be released during WWDC 2016 or immediately after, and the final assembly at the end of this fall. OS X 10.12 should work with all Mac computers that run on El Capitan, but Siri will most likely not work on them.

Also read:

  • Everything we know about iOS 10